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Welcome to Bayreuth


The largest town of Upper Franconia is grown historically as margravial residence and world-famous by the Richard Wagner festival, a modern economy, convention and university town on the way to the high tech center of the region today. Bayreuth's sights, its museums and its various cultural offer promise eventful days throughout the whole year.

Cultural variety

With the margravial opera house Bayreuth offers the probably most beautiful preserved baroque theater in Europe. It belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage since 2012. Charming castles, the historical park hermitage with its dreamy grottos and water games and the festival theater with his unique acoustics expect the visitor as well as a variety of interesting museums. Numerous music and theater festivals offer cultural pleasure on the highest standard.

Leisure facilities of the top class

Bayreuth has leisure facilities of the top class at its disposal, so for example the pleasure oasis Lohengrin thermal spring in an immediate neighborhood to the hermitage and to a 18 hole golf course. Neat hotels and inns load to relax and to forget the weekday. Franconian and international restaurants provide variety and palate joys.

Attractive surrounding countryside, best international connections

As a gate to the counter tele-mountains and to romantic Franconian Switzerland Bayreuth can well and fast be reached by the car via motorways A 9 and A 70. German airline Lufthansa provides best international connections with schedule flight connections via Nuremberg Airport. Railway company Deutsche Bahn connects Bayreuth via the Franconia Saxony magistral with Nuremberg in hour intervals. In addition, the town maintains an efficient regional airfield.

Information exhibition at the margravial opera house opened

The world heritage information center at the margravial opera house Bayreuth has opened its gates. The opening hours are daily from April until September from 9 AM-6 PM and from October until March from 10 AM - 4 PM.

Tourist Information

Opernstraße 22
95444 Bayreuth

Phone: 0049 – (0)921 / 88 5 88 

Monday to Friday: 9.00 AM. – 6.00 PM
Saturday: 9.00 AM – 6.00 PM
Sunday: 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM (May, 1st – October 31st)

You may also contact us by fax or e-mail:
Fax: 00 49 – (0) 921 / 88 5 755
e-mail: info@bayreuth-tourismus.de

We will be happy to send you our information brochures on request.

Bayreuth Marketing & Tourismus

Opernstraße 22
Telephone: 09 21/8 85-88; Fax: 09 21/8 85-55
E-Mail: info@bayreuth-tourismus.de

Town Hall Bayreuth

Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall)
Luitpoldplatz 13
Telephone: 09 21/25-17 06 or 25-17 07; Fax: 0921/25-1305

Rathaus II
Dr.-Franz-Straße 6
Telephone: 09 21/25-17 25; Fax: 0921/25-15 95
E-Mail: Poststelle@stadt.bayreuth.de